Cheers to the newly-wed Beers as Lisa and Lewis tie the knot

Lisa and Lewis with the wedding party on their big day.
Lisa and Lewis with the wedding party on their big day.

It was cheers to the Beers as loved-up couple Lewis Beer and Lisa Mordente partied all night long after they tied the knot.

Lewis, 33, and Lisa, 28, first met in a very different kind of aisle when they started working together at Tesco Riverside in 2009.

For their first date they went to Laing’s Bar and from then on their romance blossomed.

“After that date we were with each other all the time,” said Lisa, a maths teacher.

Lisa with dad Godfrey

“Lewis kept me waiting seven years before finally proposing – I think he was getting a lot of hassle from people to get it done.”

When clinical trial co-ordinator Lewis finally did pop the question, it was the private proposal Lisa had always wanted.

“It was the morning of my birthday and I was in the house getting ready for work,” she said.

“Lewis handed me a birthday card and when I opened it the front said ‘to my fiancee’ and he had drawn a big question mark inside.

“By the time I turned back around he was down on one knee.

“I didn’t want a big showy thing so I was quite happy it was in the house.

“I think Lewis knew that though – I had given him enough hints.”

On her wedding day, Lisa woke up in the beautiful country mansion Balmuirfield House, surrounded by bridesmaids Mechelle McCafferty, Emma Kidd, Jennifer Dunn and Isabella Burns.

She was cool, calm and collected while she was dolled up and slipped into her stunning white gown.

However, as soon as her dad Godfrey turned up, the normally restrained Lisa turned into a much more emotional version of herself.

She said: “I don’t know what happened to me. As soon as my dad walked in, I just felt like I was going to burst into tears at any point.

“I had to have a tissue in my hand when I got married just in case.

“I am not usually emotional but that day I just kept on crying.”

Waiting at West Park Hotel was Lewis with best man Ryan Bruce and ushers James Simpson, Gavin Smith and Euan McCafferty and Lisa’s nephews Ellis and Luis Mordente who were an usher and page boy respectively.

By her dad’s side, Lisa was piped down the aisle to the tune of Highland Cathedral.

It’s not unusual for Godfrey to be seen at weddings as he is a well-known Dundee photographer.

Lisa said: “It was amazing having my dad walk me down the aisle and then he became the photographer for the day too.

The happy couple Lisa and Lewis Beer.

“Because my dad has been doing wedding photography for so long he knew a contact for every part of our big day so that made it a bit easier.

“All of the suppliers were amazing and I can’t thank them enough for helping put our wedding together.”

After, the pair, who live near Tannadice Park, said “I do” the evening reception got into full swing.

Local band Pepper Pot got everyone up on the dance floor, which is exactly what the bride had dreamed of.

“I didn’t want a boring wedding – I wanted everyone to get up and have a good time,” she said.

“I first saw the band at my sixth year dance and always said I wanted them to play at my wedding as they were such good fun. Luckily, my dad knew them too.

“They played our first dance song Somewhere Over the Rainbow on a ukelele, which was lovely.

“Ever since, people have been telling us that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I have to agree.

“I wouldn’t change a thing about the day – it went absolutely perfectly.

“I am so happy to be married and want to thank everyone for all they did to make our wedding the best day ever.”

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